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Crocus adanensis

Flowering Time

Spring

Distribution

Southern Turkey

Native Climate

Cold winter, warm summer

Wild Habitat

Woodland clearings

Distinctive Features

Relatively broad leaves, membraneous tunic

Closest Relatives

Crocus paschei; Crocus biflorus

Cultivation Requirements

Bulb frame, pots.   Dry but not sunbaked in summer

Availability

Specialist nurseries. Not yet widely grown

Crocus adanensis is a recently described species from the Adana region of Turkey.   Very similar to Crocus paschei also recently described and possibly confused with it in cultivation.

Crocus adanensis

Crocus adanensis